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UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...

Libyan Mufti calls for resisting Russian ‘invasion'

TRIPOLI Libya’s Mufti, the country’s top Muslim cleric, on Wednesday called on all Libyans to mobilize and resist the Russian “occupation” of their country. In a statement, the Mufti’s office said...

Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

ROME  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry...

Libya says mercenaries threaten national security

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Saturday the occupation of foreign mercenaries of the country's oilfields was a threat to Libya's national security. On Friday, mercenaries from the Russian...

Libya calls for sanctions on foreign mercenaries

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's permanent representative to the UN, Taher el-Sonni, on Saturday called for imposing sanctions on Russian and Sudanese mercenaries in the country. On Friday, mercenaries from Wagner Group and...

US, Libyan government discuss disbanding militias

WASHINGTON The US said Friday it has held discussions with the UN-recognized government in Libya regarding the demobilization of its militias. The discussions were held with representatives from the the Government...

Libya says Russian jets transported Syrian mercenaries

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Friday said Russian planes, carrying Syrian mercenaries and weapons, made at least 11 landings at the al-Ghardabiya Airbase in the city of Sirte, local media...

Armed attackers kill at least 14 in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria At least 14 people were killed when armed bandits raided villages in Nigeria, security sources said Thursday.  In the first incident, attackers raided a village in the Danmusa Local...

COVID-19 cases, fatalities continue to spread in Africa

ANKARA Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise Thursday on the African continent. Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the number of cases reached 6,411 there with 198...

Libyan premier Sarraj meets Italian foreign minister

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Wednesday met with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in the capital Tripoli. During the meeting, officials discussed recent developments in Libya and relations...

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Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

Turkish space team to send mini satellite into space

ANKARA A team of Turkish engineering students will send a miniaturized satellite into space at the end of the year. “We started working on the PocketQube...

Tanzania testing novel model to produce green charcoal

MABWE, Tanzania Over the past many years, Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast wilderness, is losing 483,859 hectares of forests annually to...

Why is Greece courting Haftar's militia in Libya?

ANKARA Greece has been left in a tight corner after betting on East Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar, a Turkey-based scholar has said. After Haftar's 2019 military...

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